Amid the on-going scare of the globally-hit Coronavirus, several non-vegetarians across India have switched to Jackfruit ‘Kathal.’ According to reports, the price of Kathal has gone sky-high. Earlier, Jackfruit, which was being sold for 50 per kilogram in India, is now priced at Rs 150 per kilogram. Kathal is now priced higher than chicken which is being sold at Rs 80 per Kg. The coronavirus (Covid-19) scare is so much that people have stopped eating eggs and chicken and are opting for alternate options such as ‘Kathal’ and soya. Also Read - IPL 2020: Foreign Players Participation in Doubt After Indian Government Suspends Tourist Visas Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Several Indian families who were regular chicken eaters have now turned vegan for the time being amid the Covid-19 scare and are now enjoying their ‘Kathal’ meals instead of chicken or egg. Also Read - 'Spoke to My Friend Narendra Modi', Says Benjamin Netanyahu As Israel's Supplies Hit By Coronavirus



People in India are now preferring Kathal biriyani over chicken biriyani for their safety and health. The deadly coronavirus outbreak has reportedly killed 4,291people across 114 countries. In India, there have been 62 positive cases of coronavirus but thankfully no deaths from the same have been reported as of now. Also Read - Coronavirus: NBA Suspends Remainder of The Season After Utah Jazz Player Tests Positive

The coronavirus outbreak has been declared as a global public health emergency by WHO. For preventive care, India has shut down entry for foreigners until April 15 and has suspended “all existing visas” as well. GOI has also suspended the visa-free travel facility for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) holders.



Citizens across the globe have been advised to avoid any big gatherings or crowded places. It is being advised that one should refrain from any physical contact especially through hands and should use a hand-sanitizer quiet often. Also, people have been advised to wear a mask especially while travelling and visiting crowded places like shopping malls, markets, etc.